Infrastructure

March 5, 2011, 9am PST
<em>Grist</em> delves into the responses and repercussions of a recent <em>New York Times</em> story about contaminated water in Pittsburgh caused by a method of extracting natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking.
Grist
March 5, 2011, 7am PST
A new gondola cable car system is opening in a Rio de Janeiro slum to improve accessibility.
Wired
March 4, 2011, 1pm PST
Writing for <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em>, Sam Lubell argues that current L.A. zoning regulations require architects and developers to endure a "ridiculous, disjointed, outdated process."
The Achitect's Newspaper
March 4, 2011, 12pm PST
A city in Michigan has initiated a plan to provide greater beach and park access to those who are disabled.
South Bend Tribune
March 4, 2011, 8am PST
Cities across the country are beginning to realize the mistakes they made years ago dividing their downtowns with urban highways. The city of New Haven has decided to do something about it.
The Christian Science Monitor
March 3, 2011, 2pm PST
Writing for <em>Newsweek</em>, George Will claims that the real reason that progressives are gung ho for high-speed rail is because it suppresses the individualism of Americans and makes them more subservient to government.
Newsweek
March 3, 2011, 10am PST
The new plan is touted by Alissa Walker of Good Magazine as "perhaps the most ambitious pro-cyclist action in L.A. history."
GOOD Magazine
March 3, 2011, 7am PST
<em>Streetfilms</em> has begun a ten-part video series looking at non-automobile transportation in cities across the U.S.
Streetfilms
March 3, 2011, 5am PST
Despite recent state actions to counter the federal government's efforts, President Barack Obama has called on the nation's governors to make infrastructure projects a priority.
Governing
March 2, 2011, 8am PST
The city of New York has been trying to encourage an increase in bike lanes throughout the city. But the issue has become increasingly political, and progress has been slowed.
The Gotham Gazette
March 2, 2011, 6am PST
Qatar is building cities from scratch ahead of its hosting duties for the 2022 World Cup. One city to be located near the tournament's final match will house 200,000.
Bloomberg
March 2, 2011, 5am PST
The city of Chicago is planning to build a network of 280 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city by the end of the year.
Grist
March 1, 2011, 2pm PST
Will digital communications make cities obsolete, or can online connections actually complement the face-to-face interactions and the cities that support them?
New York Times
March 1, 2011, 5am PST
NYC is asking private investment banks to submit ideas on how to privatize city assets.
Streets Blog
February 25, 2011, 1pm PST
A new peer reviewed study reveals that housing located in compact, transit-oriented and location efficient developments are more likely to consume less energy than developments in low density suburban areas.
NRDC
February 24, 2011, 2pm PST
The city of Helsinki has developed a master plan for its burgeoning underground city.
The Huffington Post
February 24, 2011, 12pm PST
A study suggests that changes in land use planning will be necessary for California cities to reap the full economic and environmental benefits of HSR.
SPUR
February 24, 2011, 6am PST
Ground has broken on Honolulu's long-planned rail system, but locals still worry that the new transit won't lure new development to town.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
February 23, 2011, 1pm PST
A recent urban design conference held at North Carolina State University focused on the concept of the "Sustainable Suburb" and how to achieve it.
Sustainable Cities Collective
February 23, 2011, 9am PST
Transportation consultant and analyst Ken Orski looks into the transportation provisions of President Obama's proposed 2012 budget and beyond and notices some major shortfalls - and poses questions to the administration as to how they will be funded.
InfrastructureUSA